At sundown Wednesday, the most sacred 10 days in Jewish spiritual life begin as Rosh Hashana ushers in the Jewish New Year with traditions that date back thousands of years.
Rabbi Mordechai Levin of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster.
Rabbi Mordechai Levin of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster shows a Torah scroll to be used at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.
MUNSTER | With music, scripture and prayer, Christians and Jews came together Sunday at South Side Christian Church to renew the tradition of an interfaith Thanksgiving service.
At sundown on Friday, those of the Jewish faith began observing Yom Kippur, the holiest of the High Holy Days, with prayer, music and religious services.
Rabbi Leonard Zukrow of Temple Beth-El in Munster leads Tashlich on Thursday along the shores of the pond at Hartsfield Village.
Munster Temple Beth-El congregation members gather on Thursday to participate in the ritual of Tashlich, in which bread — representing sin — is tossed into water.
In 1923, in Hammond, more than 5,000 regalia-clad Klansmen marched downtown, with an additional 300 to 400 in regular clothing. “Spectators lined the streets in support.” Four crosses were burned in the area, and Rabbi Max Bretton spoke of a burning on the grounds of Temple Beth-El.
MUNSTER | Sitting in the library at Temple Beth-El, Rabbi Michael Stevens reflected on his 36 years as a congregational rabbi and how music eventually led him to his calling.
Beginning in the mid-19th century, Northwest Indiana offered opportunities for the many waves of people who brought their skills, trades and beliefs to help mold the communities where they settled.
"Judaism is a complicated belief. It is a combination of religious and societal. It calls for improvement of the world and helping your fellow man."
Preparing merchandise for the Sept. 7 sale are, in the first row from left, Annette Steinberg, Shirley Deutsch, Tiby Greenberger and event chairperson Pat Horn, all from Munster. In the second row are Lynn Mesirow, of Evergreen Park; Susan Farbstein, of Flossmoor; Shirley Jacobs, of Highland…
MUNSTER | An auction and sale of pre-owned purses and costume jewelry takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 10001 Columbia Ave.
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